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Château Corbin

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2023
92
Plums, flowers, and cherries, with accents of licorice, and cocoa form the character of this medium-bodied, bright, fresh, red pit fruit, and berry-filled wine. You can enjoy this with ease on release, or age it for more complexity. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Plums, flowers, and cherries, with accents of licorice, and cocoa form the character of this medium-bodied, bright, fresh, red pit fruit, and berry-filled wine. You can enjoy this with ease on release, or age it for more complexity. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
94
Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, licorice, and dark plum aromas come through in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is lush, rich, and polished with more depth than usual. You can taste, and feel the balance, freshness, and levels of perfectly ripe pit fruits with ease. The wine finishes with dark, red pit fruits, and even darker chocolate. What really works here this year is the purity in the fruits. The proprietor, Anabelle Cruse says this is the best vintage she has ever produced. And I think she is right! The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV, 3.65 pH. September 6 - September 23 were the dates of the harvest. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, licorice, and dark plum aromas come through in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is lush, rich, and polished with more depth than usual. You can taste, and feel the balance, freshness, and levels of perfectly ripe pit fruits with ease. The wine finishes with dark, red pit fruits, and even darker chocolate. What really works here this year is the purity in the fruits. The proprietor, Anabelle Cruse says this is the best vintage she has ever produced. And I think she is right! The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV, 3.65 pH. September 6 - September 23 were the dates of the harvest. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
91
Elegant, fresh, and refined, the wine is vibrant, energetic, and almost crisp, with lift to the core of red fruits on mid-palate that carry through to the spice-tinted finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

Elegant, fresh, and refined, the wine is vibrant, energetic, and almost crisp, with lift to the core of red fruits on mid-palate that carry through to the spice-tinted finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

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Roses, black raspberries and cherries fill the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the fruits and just a touch of cocoa and spice on the backend to add complexity to the refined, elegantly-styled wine. This is going to be delicious to taste on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13% ABV. The wine was harvested September 23 - October 4. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Roses, black raspberries and cherries fill the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fresh, with a nice sweetness to the fruits and just a touch of cocoa and spice on the backend to add complexity to the refined, elegantly-styled wine. This is going to be delicious to taste on release. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, 13% ABV. The wine was harvested September 23 - October 4. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2020
93
Elegant, fresh and refined, the wine is medium-bodied and focuses on the purity in all of its sweet, ripe red fruits. On the nose, you find a strong, attention-seeking floral note, finishing with silky red fruits, earth, spice, herbs and crushed rocks. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Corbin continues its run of superb vintages. 92-94 Pts

Elegant, fresh and refined, the wine is medium-bodied and focuses on the purity in all of its sweet, ripe red fruits. On the nose, you find a strong, attention-seeking floral note, finishing with silky red fruits, earth, spice, herbs and crushed rocks. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Corbin continues its run of superb vintages. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Elegant, silky, refined and fresh, the nose pops with flowers, plums, crushed stone and savory, leafy herbs. Lusciously textured, spicy red fruits with a touch of chocolate hit your palate in all the right ways and stick with you, letting you spend time with all those, sweet ripe fruits. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it's going to be quite a treat. This is in contention for the best vintage of Corbin ever produced. Drink from 2023-2035.

Elegant, silky, refined and fresh, the nose pops with flowers, plums, crushed stone and savory, leafy herbs. Lusciously textured, spicy red fruits with a touch of chocolate hit your palate in all the right ways and stick with you, letting you spend time with all those, sweet ripe fruits. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it's going to be quite a treat. This is in contention for the best vintage of Corbin ever produced. Drink from 2023-2035.

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With loads of ripe, elegant, soft, dark, sexy plums, silky tannins, freshness and a fabulous mouth feel, this medium-bodied, finesse-driven wine is already fabulous to taste. This could be the finest vintage of Corbin produced yet. It will be beautiful to taste with just a few years of bottle age, and it will continue to develop and provide pleasure for at least another 15 years or so after that.

With loads of ripe, elegant, soft, dark, sexy plums, silky tannins, freshness and a fabulous mouth feel, this medium-bodied, finesse-driven wine is already fabulous to taste. This could be the finest vintage of Corbin produced yet. It will be beautiful to taste with just a few years of bottle age, and it will continue to develop and provide pleasure for at least another 15 years or so after that.

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2018
93
Elegant, refined, silky and fresh with beautiful purity and symmetry to the fruit. The sweetness in the red pit fruits on the nose, palate and in the finish make a great, lasting impression. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. As I said in my barrel tastings, this is the finest vintage of Corbin produced yet!

Elegant, refined, silky and fresh with beautiful purity and symmetry to the fruit. The sweetness in the red pit fruits on the nose, palate and in the finish make a great, lasting impression. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. As I said in my barrel tastings, this is the finest vintage of Corbin produced yet!

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With a profundity of color, the wine is fresh, juicy, elegant, ripe and multi-faceted. On the palate and in the finish you find decadent cherries and licorice with lift, length and opulence. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 15% ABV but there is no touch of heat or jammy sensations. This is a beauty and it is the best vintage of Corbin I have ever tasted! 92-94 Pts

With a profundity of color, the wine is fresh, juicy, elegant, ripe and multi-faceted. On the palate and in the finish you find decadent cherries and licorice with lift, length and opulence. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, reaching 15% ABV but there is no touch of heat or jammy sensations. This is a beauty and it is the best vintage of Corbin I have ever tasted! 92-94 Pts

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2016
92
Medium-bodied, elegant and refined, with lovely, fresh, sweet, red fruits, silky tannins and floral aromatics, the wine is bright, refined and finesse driven. There is purity in the fruit, length and energy here.

Medium-bodied, elegant and refined, with lovely, fresh, sweet, red fruits, silky tannins and floral aromatics, the wine is bright, refined and finesse driven. There is purity in the fruit, length and energy here.

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Plums, licorice and floral aromatics with a hint of cocoa on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, fresh and more concentrated than usual with a finesse driven, dusty, elegant, sweet, polished, vibrant finish. There is purity in the fruit, length and energy here. The wine was made from blending 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV and aging in 50% new French oak barrels. For fans of this wine, you should know, this is best wine yet, made from Corbin!

Plums, licorice and floral aromatics with a hint of cocoa on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, fresh and more concentrated than usual with a finesse driven, dusty, elegant, sweet, polished, vibrant finish. There is purity in the fruit, length and energy here. The wine was made from blending 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV and aging in 50% new French oak barrels. For fans of this wine, you should know, this is best wine yet, made from Corbin!

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2015
92
The sweet floral aromatics, plums and licorice start off the show. From there the wine is juicy, elegant and refined. The tannins on this medium bodied wine are soft. This is an elegant, refined, supple, silky wine that will reward 3-5 years in the cellar. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

The sweet floral aromatics, plums and licorice start off the show. From there the wine is juicy, elegant and refined. The tannins on this medium bodied wine are soft. This is an elegant, refined, supple, silky wine that will reward 3-5 years in the cellar. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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With notes of truffle, licorice, black plum and rain-soaked earth creating the perfume, this is clearly, the richest, silkiest wine ever made at Corbin. The plush mouth feel has an unmistakable presence of ripe, fresh fruits, purity and length with a touch of clay and minerals in the finish. What I really love about this wine is the darker fruit profile, which can be difficult to find in the sandy soils from this part of the appellation. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.5% ABV and will be aged in 40% new, French oak barrels. After it’s in the bottle, I would not be surprised to see this score at the top end of the range -- and maybe a point higher!

With notes of truffle, licorice, black plum and rain-soaked earth creating the perfume, this is clearly, the richest, silkiest wine ever made at Corbin. The plush mouth feel has an unmistakable presence of ripe, fresh fruits, purity and length with a touch of clay and minerals in the finish. What I really love about this wine is the darker fruit profile, which can be difficult to find in the sandy soils from this part of the appellation. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.5% ABV and will be aged in 40% new, French oak barrels. After it’s in the bottle, I would not be surprised to see this score at the top end of the range -- and maybe a point higher!

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2014
90
A quiet nose with earthy, thyme and fresh, sweet, red fruits. Medium bodied, elegant, and soft, with loads of black raspberry and spice in the finish.

A quiet nose with earthy, thyme and fresh, sweet, red fruits. Medium bodied, elegant, and soft, with loads of black raspberry and spice in the finish.

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With a nose as charming as estate manager Annabelle Cruse, the violet, licorice and black cherry aromas are a pleasure. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, soft and sweet with a black raspberry and thyme finish. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 40% new, French oak barrels. 90-91 Pts

With a nose as charming as estate manager Annabelle Cruse, the violet, licorice and black cherry aromas are a pleasure. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, soft and sweet with a black raspberry and thyme finish. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 40% new, French oak barrels. 90-91 Pts

3,844 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Light in color, the medium bodied, soft, elegant, fresh wine is on the lighter, red fruit side of the style range. This cherry and herb tinged wine will be best on release.

Light in color, the medium bodied, soft, elegant, fresh wine is on the lighter, red fruit side of the style range. This cherry and herb tinged wine will be best on release.

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The spicy red berry and spearmint bouquet opens to a medium-bodied, fresh, light wine with sweet cherries that continue through to the finish. From a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 40% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

The spicy red berry and spearmint bouquet opens to a medium-bodied, fresh, light wine with sweet cherries that continue through to the finish. From a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 40% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

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2012
90
Ruby in color, with a smoky, cherry, earthy, leaf and thyme scented nose, the wine is forward, supple and fresh.

Ruby in color, with a smoky, cherry, earthy, leaf and thyme scented nose, the wine is forward, supple and fresh.

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From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. With a nose of licorice and fresh black raspberry jam, the medium-bodied wine is soft, smooth and forward, ending with dark berries and a hint of dust in the finish. 89-91 Pts

From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. With a nose of licorice and fresh black raspberry jam, the medium-bodied wine is soft, smooth and forward, ending with dark berries and a hint of dust in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011
90
Anabelle Cruse is on a roll at Chateau Corbin. In a very difficult year, the wine sports complex aromas of licorice, mint, leaves, oak and fresh red berries. Medium bodied, with soft, round textures and a forward personality, this well priced wine will be delicious on release.

Anabelle Cruse is on a roll at Chateau Corbin. In a very difficult year, the wine sports complex aromas of licorice, mint, leaves, oak and fresh red berries. Medium bodied, with soft, round textures and a forward personality, this well priced wine will be delicious on release.

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Corbin has been making better wine since the 2009 vintage. From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 80% new oak. Medium bodied with soft textures, floral notes, fresh raspberry, licorice and kirsch, this will drink well young. 90-91 Pts

Corbin has been making better wine since the 2009 vintage. From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 80% new oak. Medium bodied with soft textures, floral notes, fresh raspberry, licorice and kirsch, this will drink well young. 90-91 Pts

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2010
92
Coffee, licorice, fresh, ripe, black raspberries in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, rich and silky, ending with sweet, blackberries and cocoa. This is my favorite vintage of Corbin from Anabelle Cruse yet!

Coffee, licorice, fresh, ripe, black raspberries in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, rich and silky, ending with sweet, blackberries and cocoa. This is my favorite vintage of Corbin from Anabelle Cruse yet!

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2010 Corbin Deep colored, mineral driven, licorice, jammy berry, spice and sweet black cherry open to a rich, plush, round, deep wine. This is a big step up for Anabelle Cruse. It’s the best Corbin I have ever tasted. 91-93 Pts

2010 Corbin Deep colored, mineral driven, licorice, jammy berry, spice and sweet black cherry open to a rich, plush, round, deep wine. This is a big step up for Anabelle Cruse. It’s the best Corbin I have ever tasted. 91-93 Pts

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2009
90
With a floral edge to the sweet cherries, the wine is mature, elegant, soft and fresh. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins, spice and herbs. This is perfect for enjoying now and over the next decade.

With a floral edge to the sweet cherries, the wine is mature, elegant, soft and fresh. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins, spice and herbs. This is perfect for enjoying now and over the next decade.

2,931 Views   Tasted
Sensuous textures, a perfume packed with licorice, ripe, black and red cherries, spice and earth, a long, supple, forward, medium/full bodied, elegant, fruit filled finish, along with a fair price made this St. Emilion a winner.

Sensuous textures, a perfume packed with licorice, ripe, black and red cherries, spice and earth, a long, supple, forward, medium/full bodied, elegant, fruit filled finish, along with a fair price made this St. Emilion a winner.

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2008
88
Light in color, the medium bodied wine is already showing its truffle, tobacco, thyme, espresso and red fruit character. On the palate, the wine is probably close to mature, with a dusty, crisp, bright, fresh, sweet and tart red berry finish..

Light in color, the medium bodied wine is already showing its truffle, tobacco, thyme, espresso and red fruit character. On the palate, the wine is probably close to mature, with a dusty, crisp, bright, fresh, sweet and tart red berry finish..

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08 Château Corbin. Corbin lies in the farthest north west region of St. Emilion, in clay and sandy soil. This elegantly styled St. Emilion offers a medium bodied wine with a profile of red and black cherries. 89-91 Pts

08 Château Corbin. Corbin lies in the farthest north west region of St. Emilion, in clay and sandy soil. This elegantly styled St. Emilion offers a medium bodied wine with a profile of red and black cherries. 89-91 Pts

3,289 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Mature, this ready to drink charmer opens with truffle, wet forest floor and hints of plum in the nose. Silky in texture, but short, and slightly dusty in the finish with an olive and herbal tone, there is no reason to age this any longer.

Mature, this ready to drink charmer opens with truffle, wet forest floor and hints of plum in the nose. Silky in texture, but short, and slightly dusty in the finish with an olive and herbal tone, there is no reason to age this any longer.

4,446 Views   Tasted
2005
88
With a developed nose showing its tobacco, earth, forest and leafy character, the wine is medium bodied, elegantly styled with a cherry and wild strawberry finish.

With a developed nose showing its tobacco, earth, forest and leafy character, the wine is medium bodied, elegantly styled with a cherry and wild strawberry finish.

3,275 Views   Tasted
2001
89
Fully mature, with a smoky, tobacco, cigar box, floral and cherry nose, with a touch of herbs. The wine is medium bodied, soft, refined and at the perfect stage of development for maximum enjoyment.

Fully mature, with a smoky, tobacco, cigar box, floral and cherry nose, with a touch of herbs. The wine is medium bodied, soft, refined and at the perfect stage of development for maximum enjoyment.

4,344 Views   Tasted